Fremont County Detention Facility Jail Attorney Visits (719) 520-3968
Bail and Bonds
Bail refers to the amount that is required for release, bond; is the process of providing that amount. The different types of bonds that can be placed to secure bail are:
- Cash bonds must either be in the form of cash, money order, or cashier’s check. Cashier’s checks and money orders should be made payable to; Fremont County combined courts. When posting a bond it is important to have a note made indicating that you wish to have money returned as well as collect it when bond is released or the court will keep the money. There is a processing fee of $10 for posting a cash bond.
- Surety Bond – a fee is paid to a bonds person; usually a percentage of actual bond, however amount varies dependent on amount. That person will then put up the rest of the bail money.
- Personal recognizance -this can only be attained through the courts. A judge will take into account all factors inclusive of; criminal history and degree of charge when deciding.
Inmates are asked to release excessive or expensive property upon their apprehension; to a family member or friend. Property is not released without the written consent of the inmate, an inmate authorization form must be filled out by inmate before the date that property will be collected; this form may be attained at the property section.
A valid government issued photo ID must be presented when collecting an inmate’s property. Clothing to be worn to court may be delivered to the property section as well; inmates are only allowed one set of clothing (no undergarments), which should be delivered 72 prior to trial.
Mail is distributed to inmates daily; excluding weekends and holidays, inmates are provided with free mailing twice per week, to send additional mail inmate will have to cover that cost. Mail sent to an inmate must be addressed to that inmate correctly in order to be delivered, all mail must also have a return address to avoid be rejected and sent back to the postal services. Inmates are not allowed to correspond with each other.
Personal letters are subject to inspection by correctional employees; without the inmate’s prior knowledge or approval, to ensure that they are not in violation of stipulated guidelines for sending an inmate mail. Mail from an attorney or from the court is considered legal mail and thus they may not be opened by correctional employees, however, inmate is required to open mail in the presence of correctional staff.
Restrictions are placed on what may be mailed to an inmate to ensure the safety and security of all persons; inmates as well as staff. Items that should not be sent to an inmate include:
- Newspaper and magazines (photo-copies and original).
Stationery items as well as additional food may be purchased through the commissary. Newspaper, magazines and books may only be delivered to an inmate through subscriptions directly from the publisher.
Inmate phone calls
Inmates are allowed to make collect calls – the person receiving call is required to accept the charges or they are able to make calls using a prepaid calling card available for purchase from the detention facility. International calls require a prepaid calling card and all call lasts no longer than 15 minutes.
All personal calls are monitored and recorded; these calls can also be used against an inmate in court so it is advised that caution is exercised when corresponding with an inmate. A restriction may be placed on calls coming from the detention facility to a number by contacting the supervisor on duty to make request, once a number is blocked from receiving calls, a written request must be submitted to a supervisor from the owner of that number for the block to be lifted.
For emergency messages to be passed to an inmate; the supervisor on duty must be contacted with request; the supervisor will then need to confirm emergency is valid before passing information on to inmate.
Inmate money accounts
A money account is created when an inmate first arrives in jail; a money account may be used to cover fees accrued while detained as well as make purchases of food and personal care items from the commissary. Deposits to an inmate’s account may be submitted using money orders. Personal as well as payroll checks cannot be deposited in an inmate’s money account.
Please contact the Sheriff’s office to obtain more information.
Mail to inmates must be addressed as follows:
Inmate’s Full Name
Fremont County Detention Center
100 Justice Center Road
Canon City, CO. 81212